McAfee has created the True Key Game to celebrate World Password Day. It may seem silly, but security firm McAfee knows that games are engaging and that they appeal to younger demographics who could stand to learn more about security.
World Password Day is aimed at raising awareness about the importance of creating good passwords that are hard to crack.
“As part of one of the world’s most trusted cyber security companies, McAfee, we know a thing or two about protecting your privacy online and helping to create a safer digital world,” the company said in a blog post. “We want users to feel protected, and we know even small details count. We’re always striving to deliver features designed to increase security and simplify your life. On that note, we have a few exciting new features up our sleeve that we’re unveiling just in time for World Password Day.”
McAfee is also announcing new Firefox and Edge browser extensions to provide an even more user-friendly, faster, and all-around improved True Key experience. The company has created a brand-new credit card scanner feature for iOS and Android. Now you can keep credit card info handy by simply scanning the card with your camera and storing it right in the True Key app.
And McAfee has also added advanced face and fingerprint verification for Android, which adds another factor of authentication to provide more convenience and improve your digital security.
The company is hoping its game will draw attention to security and bolster your knowledge about the ins and outs of password security while demonstrating how multi-factor authentication can layer your login.
As consumer data breaches become more widespread, it is important for consumers to understand how to better protect themselves and their personal data by leveraging multi-factor authentication across online accounts. The game teaches consumers the benefits of password managers and good password hygiene.
It was designed by a McAfee employee, Michel Duguay, who created the game in his spare time.